23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
6
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cong
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Lahinch
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malin Head
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Wicklow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carran
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 1 night

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Celtic Spirit Jewellery, Cleo Knitwear and Secret Book and Record Store. On the 25th (Mon), look for gifts at Secret Book and Record Store, stop by Cleo Knitwear, look for gifts at Celtic Spirit Jewellery, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Grafton Street. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary site.

Atlanta, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: highs in Dublin hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, then stop by Jerpoint Glass Studio, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lough wildlife sanctuary, stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally stop by Records and Relics.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cork road trip planning website.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 30th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then hike along Old Kenmare Road, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney online trip maker.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Greenlane Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dingle journey planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Liscannor

— 2 nights
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Senan's Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor attractions planning website.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In May in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cong.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Cong

— 3 nights
Ireland's School of Falconry has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ashford Castle and The Cong Heritage Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Abbey of Cong and Monk's Fishing House. Explore Cong's surroundings by going to Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard), Jackie Clarke Collection (in Ballina) and The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand).

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cong trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Cong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Cong sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lahinch.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lahinch

— 3 nights
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
You've now added Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), admire the striking features of Ennis Friary, look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, and then discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Wild Kitchen and then see the interesting displays at Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Lahinch trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cong to Lahinch takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahinch can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Malin Head.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Malin Head

— 2 nights
You've now added Donegal Climbing to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, hit the best photo ops around with Donegal Climbing, then look for gifts at Wild Atlantic Gifts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wee House at Malin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Malin Head trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Lahinch to Malin Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wicklow.

Things to do in Malin Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Wicklow

— 3 nights
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 11th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Black Castle, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll through Powerscourt Gardens and House. On your second day here, play a few rounds at The European Club, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Rescue Ireland, and then stop by Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wicklow trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Malin Head to Wicklow in 5 hours. Traveling from Malin Head in June, plan for little chillier nights in Wicklow, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Carran.

Things to do in Wicklow

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Carran

— 2 nights
Carran, sometimes also spelled "Carron", is a small village in County Clare, Ireland, in the region known as the Burren, within a civil parish of the same name. Your day by day itinerary now includes Burren Perfumery. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carran visit planner.

Traveling by car from Wicklow to Carran takes 3.5 hours. In June in Carran, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.